This midlands style bobbin will look great on your lacing pillow. I have made this bobbin on my lathe from American Black Cherry for durability and good looks. I have decorated it with thread wrappings to enhance the appearance. Each thread is applied individually to create the pattern, then a color protector is applied to protect the threads from being discolored by the other finishes. A coat of epoxy is then applied over the threads to protect them from wear and dirt. The rest of the bobbin is protected with a clear, durable finish. As far as I know, no one else decorates their bobbins using this method.
The bobbin is about 4 1/2“ (120 mm) long and is approximately 1/4“ (6 mm) in maximum diameter. The spangles are made with glass beads, and are color coordinated with the threads in the decoration. The bobbin you see is the one you will get.
If you have a color combination you would like, please contact me to arrange custom colors for you. I can be contacted by messaging me through Etsy.